Animal Collective

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    October 22, 2013

    Animal Collective's Geologist on How Arizona Shaped The Band

    Animal Collective, the once-Baltimore based electronic-psychedelic act consisting of Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist and Panda Bear, seems to be in a constant state of flux when their entire catalog is taken into perspective. From the combinations of the most disparate electronic and acoustic musical e ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Important concert-going note: Until Friday, at the earliest, it is still at least a little weird to go to a show--whether it's on this list or not--in a Halloween costume. We're just trying to help. (View our complete concert calendar here.)

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    June 6, 2013

    Animal Collective Comes to Marquee Theatre: Please Play Songs We Know

    Experimental indie rockers Animal Collective return to Marquee Theatre on Tuesday, October 22, and the whole thing has left us conflicted. If the band plays some old songs we'll be happy. Heck, if the band plays anything we know we'll be happy. My experience seeing the band at Coachella in 2011 wa ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    Pop Isn't Dead: Here's Seven New Songs That Prove It

    If you've ever felt like all music on the radio is the same, you're not alone. Your grandmother felt the same way once. It's an old complaint that has always bugged me, because sure, the latest Rhianna single is a pile of dogshit, but I hate blanketing all music with this strain of despair. There ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Animal Collective Releases New Music; Internet Rejoices

    Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion was one of 2009's best, and 'Collective fans are understandably antsy about its followup three years later. Well, the waits is over: Animal Collective has a new album, Centipede Hz due in September. Yesterday, the band shared "Today's Supernatural" on ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Take Cover: Wooden Indian Covers The Rapture

    See also: Bad Lucy Covers Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" Local psychedelic folksters Wooden Indian would be well suited to cover a band with a similar music style like Grizzly Bear or Animal Collective, so it was a little surprising to find out that they know a song by The Rapture. They didn't pick a s ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    White Rabbits, Gull, and Other Successful Animal Rock Bands

    Indie rockers White Rabbits are coming up fast and now they're on their way to potentially making it big. They recently appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, and they released a fantastic music video for their single "Heavy Metal" in support of their album Milk Famous, which also just came ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Good Amount Kickstarts In a Quiet Way

    ​They say it ain't bragging if it's true -- but last time we wrote about someone's Kickstarter project, big things happened. Now I know that we aren't the sole reason Shawn Demumbrum's Smiths comic met and exceeded its goal. It's a great idea on its own, and the fact that The Guardian, Paste, and ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    DJ Organic on The Hot Plate, Crate Digging, and His Mom's Record Collection

    DJ Organic by Xappa​ For a crate digging DJ, nothing is quite as exciting a truly rare find. Dry spells are common; you can go months of searching high and low through thrift shops and garage sales with nary a decent find.For Dominic Khin Htay, known better by his professional handle DJ Organic, t ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    DJ Racoon on Beat Mass, SLASH Pool Party, & Straying From Top 40

    ​ By this point in July, it almost feels stupid to talk about how hot it is. Brains are practically melted, and the heat has just become this all oppressing force, destroying day-off plans and any semblance of ambition of doing anything outside. Anything besides lounging by the pool and drinking ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 18, 2011

    St. Ranger Song "Ohnowoe" featured on My Old Kentucky Blog

    Courtesy of St. Ranger ​Local boys St. Ranger were featured today on My Old Kentucky Blog, a national indie-blog that is part of the Blog Radio program on Sirius Radio's XMU channel. The blog focused on their jam "Ohnowoe," comparing the band to Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective, though I hear th ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    10 OTHER Songs to Light Up to on 4/20 (Video)

    ​With Coachella beginning only five days before 4/20 this year, it's a busy week for stoners. One thing that's essential for a good blazing session is a solid soundtrack to light up to. Chances are, you've already seen at least one list of songs -- they're hard to avoid today!So we've left out th ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Saturday Recap

    Michael LopezThe Ferris Wheel at night​Two down, one to go. Saturday at Coachella was yet another success with even more of what made Friday such a positive, affirming experience. Friday, then, was no fluke -- this year's Coachella is doing everything right, as far as last year is concerned. There ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Panda Bear: Tomboy

    Panda Bear - Tomboy​The ides of April are upon us and they bring with them what I believe to be 2011's finest month for new music. No one release is as anticipated quite as much as Tomboy, the fourth album from Animal Collective founding member Panda Bear. We last heard from Panda Bear -- né Noah ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 24, 2011

    Linkin Park Made Their OK Computer

    All hail A Thousands Suns, the finest dystopian fusion a major label can buy

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    November 23, 2010

    Mark Your Calendars: Festival Announcements Galore

    Feather headdresses were the hot accessory of 2010 music festivals.​While music festival season is pretty much wrapped up for the year up, there's still plenty to get excited about since next year's festivals are being planned.Announcements have been rolling out one after another this past week. B ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Your Guide to Navigating Blogger-Created Genre Names

    ​ "What the fuck is chillwave?????" Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast tweeted back in April, when MTVU blogger Lindsay Hood described her band as "chillwave," after dismissing genres like "lo-fi," "glo-fi" and "Gorillavsbearcore" in her blurb advancing the video for the band's single "When I'm Wi ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    April 29, 2010

    Hate Kings Of Leon? You're Going To End Up Wanting To Go To Their Show Anyway. Peep These Openers.

    Luke Holwerda"Your favorite band wants to open for us and your girlfriend would probably love to hook up with us. Our Sex is on Fire, bitches."​Sure, Kings of Leon suck. Hard. Soooooo hard. But damn it if the only legitimate arena-ready act born of the early naughties garage rock revival doesn't k ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Pazz and Jop is Out!

    Albums Winner: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective​Singles Winner: Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys​ This year's annual collection of the opinions of thousands of music critics regarding the best albums and singles of the year has arrived. The poll was started in 1974 by ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Kings of Leon Start New Fashion Line

    ​I realize this may be a highly unpopular thing to say, but I think it's time for the Kings of Leon to go on sabbatical. The Tennessee quartet and their overplayed songs have found just one more way to make being a hipster more obnoxious and, yes, more expensive. The Followill boys, who once cl ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    New Animal Collective Video "Brothersport"

    Animal Collective's newest video for "Brothersport" certainly gets its 5 minutes' worth. Psychedelic omelets, anyone?​In the wee hours of this morning/last night, Animal Collective posted the video for their track "Brothersport"at The sneaky bastards have outdone themselves thi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Top Ten of 2009: Michael Lopez

    Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Michael Lopez, a New Times contributor, and regular blogger at Up on th ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Dead Confederate Release Live Album: "Dirty Ammo" Download for $1

    ​We're not doing a "Best Phoenix Concerts of 2009" list this year -- what with the economy and all, ya know? -- but if I did Dead Confederate's set at The Marquee would get serious consideration for my top 10.As I said at the time:Dead Confederate, who sound a little like a Bleach-era Nirvana as c ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Show Your Hatred of Dubstep & Afropop Indie with the Pitchfork 2009 Reader Polls

    It seems like you couldn't peruse a list of new albums in 2009 without some damn dubstep/grime album amongst the entries​Those talented/opinionated individuals over at Pitchfork have released their 2009 Readers Poll with plenty of lists, albums, and artists to vote on. It is pretty standard fare f ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    More Modified Memories, Stevie Wonder Joins U.N., Animal Collective Film

    So Much Silence: Modified memories: Ami Johnson (booking manager)Idolator: Green Day Premiere The Stage Musical Version Of '21 Guns'NME: Stevie Wonder becomes United Nations Messenger of PeacePitchfork: Animal Collective's Highly Anticipated Film to Premiere at Sundance 2010Rolling Stone: Dave Grohl ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Alvin Band, Mini T's Side Project, Gets Love From Spike Jonze

    ​I'm not sure if Rick Alvin Schaier counts as "local" since he was based in Southern Cali, and the Phoenix-associated band he drums for, Miniature Tigers, up and moved to New York City, but just in case anyone's interested, his side project, Alvin Band, is making some noise. Spike Jonze's site, We ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    This Just In: Brooklyn Has Own "Sound," Numerous Bands

    Brooklyn has become a mecca of sorts for indie rock in the past decade, with numerous new bands emerging from its brownstone-lined streets​I was listening to Sirius XMU yesterday while driving with the air conditioning on, since it's a balmy November in the Valley. On came a song by new indie/psyc ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Steven Tyler Quits Aerosmith, New Animal Collective, Thom Yorke Hates Nukes

    Electric Mustache: The "Not So Fun" Story of fun. @ The ClubhouseIdolator: It's Time (For Me) To Say GoodbyeNME: Animal Collective reveal new EP release date and tracklistingNME: Aerosmith's Joe Perry: 'Steven Tyler has quit'Pitchfork: Thom Yorke Takes on Nuclear PowerRolling Stone: Drummer Jerry F ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    50 Cent Twitter Spam, Free Pixies EP, New MIA

    Electric Mustache: Download A Free Pixies EPIdolator: Oh Awesome, I Got Twitter-Spammed By 50 CentIdolator: No Doubt Are Not Feeling Hella Good About Their "Band Hero" CameosNME: MIA working on 'Gucci Mane meets Animal Collective' albumNME: Strokes' Julian Casablancas preparing 'Pink Floyd laser sho ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    New Wavves Song Available on Sendspace

    As you might have picked up from my column last week, I think Wavves is one of the most interesting bands out at the moment. So I was pretty excited to read they've got a new song out, even if:a) They're still canceling shows due to Nathan Williams broken wrist.b) The song in question is called "Mic ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Radiohead Singer May Make Music For Arizona Author's Movie, Monsters of Folk Free Single Download, Animal Collective Legally Sample Grateful Dead

    Pitchfork: Thom Yorke to Contribute Music to Twilight Sequel Soundtrack? Electric Mustache: Weekend Concert Calendar: No Age, Jessica Lea Mayfield and More! Idolator: Miranda Lambert Rages Against The Wind Machine Idolator: Unreleased Michael Jackson Track Has Been Through The Desert NME: Conor Ober ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Rihanna To Testify, Oberst and M. Ward Form Supergroup, Best of Bonnaroo

    Electric Mustache: Video: Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes" Spin: Rihanna To Testify At Chris Brown Hearing Rolling Stone: Oberst, Jim James and M. Ward Form Monsters Of Folk Supergroup Spin: Bonnaroo Day 1: The Best & the Worst Rolling Stone: Green Day Bring New "Breakdown" Tracks To "R ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Other People's Blogs: Jack White's New Band, Z-Trip on the Radio, Animal Collective Box Set

    Idolator: Jordin Sparks Has No Promises, No DemandsSpin: Terrible Two: Eminem Teams Up with StewiePitchfork: Animal Collective's Animal Crack Live Vinyl Box Set Finally ReleasedElectric Mustache (Phoenix-based Wilco fansite): Wilco (The Album) Cover ArtSo Much Silence: DJ Z-Trip on KCRW's Morning Be ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Animal Collective, John Frusciante, Atmosphere, and Lady GaGa are Just Some of What's Selling at Zia Record Exchange

    Do y'all smell that? No, it's not the repulsive scent of the titanic dump those Pittsburgh Steelers bastards dropped on the PHX's collective hopes and dreams for Super Bowl championship. I'm talking about something much, much better: The glorious smell of freshly released albums. The post-Christ ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Coachella Lineup Officially Announced

    Coachella's 2009 official lineup is officially out -- as of 3:15 this morning, says Michael Lopez. Here it is: Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, The Knux, Fleet Foxes, Lupe Fiasco (that's, in order, five of my 10 favorite records of 2008) plus The Black Keys, Late of the Pier, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gasligh ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Coachella Artists Start Leaking

    The first batch of bands for the hottest music festival around, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been leaked. Confirmed Artists: the Killers, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Flavor of the Week: Lemonade

    Pitchfork isn't always wrong. They may be horribly opinionated with a healthy self-image (read: full of themselves), but they manage to get things right every once in a blue moon. Case in point: Lemonade. The trio from Brooklyn and San Francisco fall into the "experimental" category, sometimes an i ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    G. Love & Special Sauce, Eric Hutchinson Coming to Marquee in March

    It's a safe bet the music aficionados reading this post or new contributor Michael Lopez's posts on Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective are not going to care much about this news, but here on Up on the Sun, we cater to all musical tastes, so it's imperative we share this announcement with you: G. Love ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Merriweather Post Pavilion Already Best Album of 2009

    The Jury may still be out on whether Merriweather Post Pavilion is the best album of 2009, but the band has best album art of the year, or the past few years for that matter, locked up in some people's eyes, including mine.As Domino Records gets ready to release the vinyl version of Animal Collectiv ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    No Age

    (Sub Pop)

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    January 24, 2008
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    June 28, 2007


    Don't ask

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    February 8, 2007

    The Octopus Project

    Eight already

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    November 9, 2006


    What a concept

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    October 13, 2005

    Animal Collective

    (Fat Cat)

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    September 18, 2003

    The Animal Collective

    Here Comes the Indian (Paw Tracks)

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